Monthly Archive: April, 2018

April 13, 2018 – Samuel Beckett, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Friday, April 13, 2018. Our birthdays today include Samuel Beckett and poet Seamus Heaney. And Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen was also born today. Cynthia Hogue’s (“thinking of you”) is today’s poem. It’s from her collection, “In June the Labyrinth,” published by Red Hen Press. Thank you for supporting poets and their work. Note: This post originally stated...

April 12, 2018 – Beverly Cleary, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Welcome to Thursday, April 12, 2018. Children’s author Beverly Cleary turns 102 today. It’s also the birthday of novelist Tom Clancy and artist Henry Darger. William Carlos Williams’s “Spring Storm” is our poem for today. Thank you for continuing to support Bidwell Hollow. Have a fine day. Beverly Cleary As a child in Yamhill, OR, Beverly Cleary (affiliate link), and...

April 11, 2018 – Misuzu Kaneko, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Wednesday, April 11, 2018. It’s the birthday of Japanese poet Misuzu Kaneko. And it’s the birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand. Cherene Sherrard’s “Beadwork” is our poem for today. It’s included in Sherrard’s volume, “Vixen,” published by Autumn House Press. Misuzu Kaneko After the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan in 2011, companies pulled their advertisements off...

April 7-8, 2018 – William Wordsworth, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

It’s the weekend of April 7-8, 2018. Birthdays this weekend include poet William Wordsworth and writers Nnedi Okorafor, Barbara Kingsolver, and Donald Barthelme. It’s from Wordsworth that we have this weekend’s poem. It’s titled, “Travelling.” Stay safe and well. And may we all find time to do something we enjoy today or tomorrow. I’ll be back on Monday. William Wordsworth...